Trainee Accountant

Recruiter
Optionis Group Ltd
Location
Blackpool, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
23 Aug 2019
Closes
26 Aug 2019
Ref
1239969336
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time
Role: Trainee Accountant Brand: Nixon Williams

Location:
Blackpool Salary : £17,423 Study Support: ACCA/ AAT/ ATT The Optionis Group is one of the UK's most successful professional services companies, and we are looking for a Trainee Accountant to join our growing team. Through our brands, we specialise in managing tax, employment, accountancy and legislative compliance for the UK's small businesses and contingent workforce - our solutions are market leading, and we're always looking out for the best possible employees. As a Trainee Accountant, you will be aligned with Nixon Williams who are a specialist provider of accountancy services to contractors, freelancers, consultants and interim professionals. So, if you have a finance-related degree and a desire to build a career as an accountant, then we want to hear from you. Role &

Responsibilities:
As a Trainee Accountant you will be given on-the-job training and study support which will enable you to be the main point of contact for a portfolio of up to 130 clients. You will provide email and telephone support for your own individual client base and will build a good rapport with your clients by gaining an understanding of their businesses. Responsibilities include: Creating and maintaining client files; Producing a monthly profit and loss breakdown from documents provided to you by the client (Premier service only); Completing periodic reviews of client's online files to ensure that information is being recorded and allocated correctly (Vantage service only); Calculating liabilities such as PAYE and VAT & ensuring RTI requirements are met; Drafting personal/company tax returns for client approval, providing advice and guidance to clients where necessary to an early draft stage; Preparation/reconciliation/explanation of annual accounts, closure accounts and Corporation Tax computations to an early draft stage; Ensuring your clients meet all their filing deadlines, providing reminders to clients where necessary; Communicating with HMRC and banking providers; Uses good knowledge of technical and professional standards to carry out specific tasks within team; Delivers excellent service to internal and external clients; and Works efficiently and understands own role contribution to the success of the business. Person Specification: Will ideally have a finance-related degree or equivalent commercial experience Will ideally have an understanding of Accountancy practices and the challenges they can face. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Accuracy & attention to detail. Good time management and organisation skills. Competent in the use of Excel, Word, and E-mail. Ability to build strong working relationships both internally and externally. Benefits: Study support towards AAT/ ATT/ ACCA qualifications On-the-job training and mentoring from a Team Manager Clear career progression and development Modern office with a social space which includes a break-out area and pool table Private Medical Insurance Perkbox Membership Free Parking Ability to buy and sell annual leave

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